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  • Can you file more objections to a contempt motion after you've already filed objections?

    I'm pro se and filed contempt against my ex for not paying court ordered child support. He objected to the motions, also pro se. Now he's come up with the money to obtain counsel, knowing that I cannot afford one myself. I received in the mail ...

    Anna’s Answer

    Most of the time the Court will allow this, especially if within the time period within which to respond. If it is too late for you to prepare for the hearing, ask for a continuance. The issue should be fairly simple -- has he paid what was ordered or not? Pull together your documentation.

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  • How do I file an emergency order with the court?

    Can I get forms from the court or must my lawyer file paperwork?

    Anna’s Answer

    If you have an attorney he/she can assist. If you do not have an attorney, go to the clerk's office at your Court and ask for an Ex Parte Motion. They will ask if you have notified the other party that you are there (necessary that you try to do so unless there is a good reason not to do so -- an example might be a concern that, if notified, the party will flee the state with a child.) and will have you fill out the required paperwork. Go early and be prepared to wait for a while until the Court can issue a ruling.

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  • If I file emergency order forms at the court house will they go into effect immediately?

    Will it supersede the court order?

    Anna’s Answer

    I am assuming you are talking about the family law case since you posted with a tag for family court. On that assumption, if you file an emergency motion (typically referred to as an Ex Parte Motion) if the Court issues an order on the motion the order will go into effect immediately (unless the Court specifically states otherwise) and a hearing will be held in an expedited manner to address the emergency. If the Court does not issue an order then the current orders will remain in place. Ex Parte's are handled while you wait. If you are not sure if the order is in effect, you can ask the clerk.

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  • Whose responsible if a service dog customer bring in bite someone in the restaurant? restaurant owner or dog owner?

    i understandit's against law to say no to service dog in the restaurant, but there also said restriction apply if its food prepare area. is the Buffet table area consider fod preparation area?

    Anna’s Answer

    Without additional information, my opinion would be that the claim is against the dog owner. If the owner of the restaurant knew there was a problem/risk my answer might be different.

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  • How can I sponsor my fiancé?

    I met my fiancé in India 18 months ago. I met her through my family, and we got engaged. But, when I met my fiancé, I had my green card. Now I am a US citizen. Can I still sponsor her as my fiancé? Or do I have to meet her again after becoming a U...

    Anna’s Answer

    You should speak with an immigration attorney.

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  • Second option regarding negotiations of child support

    My ex and I are in child support negotiations in mediation. We are considered high earners (though he makes almost twice as much as I do) and he's requested a cap (his earnings can vary widely each month). What's the likelihood that a judge would ...

    Anna’s Answer

    If either one of you is making enough that this is even a potential issue you should have an attorney who represents you. The answer regarding any deviation from guideline support is very fact specific.

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  • Monthly child support calcluations

    My ex is demanding that he compare our paystubs on a monthly basis to then run child support calculations each time (he says he'll pay a minimum and then this is how he wants to figure out the difference). We both receive commissions but he gets t...

    Anna’s Answer

    You need to get a Court Order regarding child support. The Court will usually calculate a percentage of his commission which is paid as support. It makes no sense for you two to be recalculating on your own every month.

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  • Can I answer/attend my NH divorce via phone if I am an out of state respondent? If so, what forms do I need to file?

    Can I file everything via mail? I live out of state, I am the respondent, I agree with everything, I just want to make sure no changes are made and everything we agreed upon will go forth. I would like to "appear" by phone.

    Anna’s Answer

    You can file a Motion to Appear Telephonically (you would file for each hearing). If your spouse agrees that you can appear by phone, this would be filed as as "Assented to Motion to Appear Telephonically" and you would note that you had discussion and it was agreed that you could call in to the hearing. File now so you have a ruling before your hearing date.

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  • The office of vital statistics has voided my marriage based on their own determination, is that even legal?

    the office of vital statistics has voided my marriage based on their own determination. i have been married for 5 and a half months and just got something in the mail from them yesterday saying my marriage is void and null. this is not a court doc...

    Anna’s Answer

    Do they say why? Maybe there is just an error that can be easily fixed [For example, if they think you were married before a prior divorce was finalized you could take down the documents to demonstrate when the divorce was final]. If you can't get an answer from the Office of Vital Statistics (or if you get an answer but disagree on the reasoning), then I agree with the prior post that you should speak with a local family law attorney.

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  • Is there any legal means to take action against a school that won't provide grades in a timely manner?

    We receive updates via Power School but are almost always the same grade. The grading it self has many "gray" areas. There is not a grade for the homework rather than a check that the teacher then somehow adds into the overall grade. There is no v...

    Anna’s Answer

    You don't state the age of your child. I am assuming he/she must be in elementary school (my middle-school age children are very aware on their own of how they are doing in their classes and what areas need improvement). If you can't tell from Power School and you think there might be an issue, ask the teacher(s) for a conference so you can discuss what areas may need improvement and what you can do to assist. I don't really see this as a legal issue.

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